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A Disney Romance ([personal profile] adisneyromance) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-17 10:01 pm
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Monster and the Maiden Fair

the monster & the maiden fair meme


There's a long precedent in folklore and myth of beautiful young people - both men and women - being kidnapped by monsters: dragons, beasts, goblins, demons, elves, vampires, wolves, or even evil humans. In the end, however, these prisoners are almost always rescued and brought back to civilization to live a normal and happy life.

But what if they didn't want to leave their jailor?

They've seen behind the surface and have begun to sympathize with this "monster;" no, more than that, they've fallen for them. Will this story have a happy ending? Will the monster believe that anyone could love them? Most importantly, though, can the two of them be left alone without any attempts at a "rescue?"


how to play
  • Comment with your character, your preference, and what role they'll play. Feel free to AU characters to your desire role.
  • Reply to others.
  • Thread anything that could remotely fit under the umbrella theme. Was the kidnapping just that, or did both parties know (and care) for each other before, making it a collaborative, mutual effort? Perhaps you'd prefer to play the actual Beauty and The Beast-style getting to know each other or seeing behind the grizzly facade. What about an attempted "rescue?" Or maybe you could thread out a scene where the prisoner runs away from the society they were forced back into and returns to their beloved beast! It's all up to you. You could even do smut if you wanted to, but this isn't a smut meme.

losthunter: (shadows are my only truth)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-19 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[either works for me]

"Right..." Hunter knew that LeFou was trying to protect himself. "It didn't look that way to me."

"And I just wanted to know if I could do anything."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-19 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou sighed heavily.
"Know how to make someone notice you? Or how to stop noticing them?"
He laughed, a little bitterly, knowing there was nothing anyone could do.
"Why would you want to help me, anyway?x
losthunter: (smile in the shadows)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-19 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"I honestly try not to get noticed at all." Hunter answered softly. It may be difficult for LeFou to see the tattoos and scars on Hunter's face, especially since he had the hood of his sweater up over his head, and knew how to stay hidden by the shadows.

"Because I have been in your shoes before..."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (badthings)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-19 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"You have?"
LeFou finally looked up and round, squinting slightly as he tried to make out the features under the hood. He couldn't really see the stranger's face, and he was suddenly afraid that someone might be trying to trick him, somehow - that it might not be a stranger at all.
"Step into the light. Er, please."
Edited 2017-03-19 23:20 (UTC)
losthunter: (standing in the light)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-19 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter sighed deeply with LeFou's request. He moves to push back the hood from his face, and slid out of the shadows, so that more light could be cast onto his tattoo-covered face.

"Don't be afraid..."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (ohhhhhh)

Jsyk probably heading to bed soon. so if I vanish i'm not blanking you!

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-19 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou flinched as he saw the scars, but even so a little tension dropped from his shoulders. He didn't know this man. This man didn't know Gaston. Gaston didn't associate with anyone who was scarred beyond the point of handsome ruggedness, or people with tattoos. He was shallow like that.
"Oh! Er, did you- I mean, did those hurt?"
He was immediately embarrassed by the outburst, but hopefully the stranger would think he just meant the tattoos.
losthunter: (careful thought before speaking)

have a good night

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-19 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"Not really. They were caused by a magical curse." Hunter answered honestly. "I had loved someone who was very shallow... and after this happened... he left me."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 11:16 am (UTC)(link)
LeFou nodded slowly. He could certainly relate to loving someone shallow.
"A curse." It sounded crazy, but then crazy things happened all the time. "How- Why?" He couldn't imagine what could get a person cursed.
losthunter: (solitude is sought often)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 01:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"Because I was shallow once, myself. And insulted a witch." Hunter explained.

Hunter pushed up the sleeve covering his left forearm. A large dead rosebush was tattooed on his skin. "This used to have roses on it. She gave me a year to find someone to love me, to find someone who could accept me."

"I have had to accept myself, instead."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 02:05 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou reached out and touched the twisting path of a branch on the tattoo without thinking. He looked up in horror when he realised he was touching the stranger, and found himself distracted by the scars on the man's face.
"Did she attack you?" LeFou hadn't even been sure if witches existed until a minute earlier, but now resolved never to make one angry. Those scars looked like they would have been painful wounds when fresh.
losthunter: (time to reveal my face)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter stilled slightly at the sensation of Lefou's fingers tracing over the tattoo. He honestly couldn't remember such a gentle touch.

"Not physically. But when she cast her spell, the change had hurt for a brief moment." Hunter touched one of the scars on his face, a little nervous for how closely LeFou was studying him.

"It doesn't hurt to touch them now."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou reached up as if to touch Hunter's face, too, then falters and draws his hand back as if it's been burned.
"Sorry, you probably don't want to talk about it. I'll just stop talking now, that's probably best. I- just, er, feel free to leave me to my sadness."
losthunter: (careful thought before speaking)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter reaches out to take LeFou's hands in his. The brief touch has flicked some hope in his heart. And he didn't want to go.

"If you truly want me to leave. I will. But I would like to stay."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

Oops, totally mixed my tenses up in that last message

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou looked down at their hands, then up at Hunter's face again, a sort of terror rising up inside him - not at Hunter's appearance but at the hints of attraction making themselves felt. Hunter was a man, and unlike the only other man LeFou has ever really been attracted to, he seemed... interested. That was scary. And confusing. People weren't generally interested in LeFou.
"You would?"
Edited (Tenses again!) 2017-03-20 16:27 (UTC)
losthunter: (introspective into my soul)

we don't need any silly tenses

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter gently let go of LeFou's hand, so he could reach up and touch the other man's face. He could sense that LeFou was scared of something... but still grasped onto the hope that it was not because of Hunter's appearance.

"I would."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

damn right

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou couldn't help it; he leaned into the other man's touch like a cat.
"I, er, maybe we should go someplace... else?"
He was afraid of being seen, and any journey might give him a chance to catch his breath and work out what was going on and how he felt about it. Only once he'd said it, he realised how suggestive it might have sounded. That wasn't his intention, but he resisted the urge to babble on and correct himself.
losthunter: (witness the wonders)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter accepted the suggestion with good spirits. "How about joining me for a walk? The midnight moon will provide enough light."

He didn't dwell on worrying if LeFou just didn't want to be seen in public with Hunter. Instead, he just kept his spirits hopeful that the walk would help both of them gain some more insight about each other.
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"That sounds good."
He waited for Hunter to stand first, then followed him outside. He felt a little awkward about asking to leave, especially since Hunter had just said he wanted to stay. He tried to explain himself as they walked.
"I, er, sorry about that. I don't... I don't want people seeing me holding hands with a man." He didn't think they'd understand. He wasn't ready, even if they did. He just hoped the stranger would understand his fears.
losthunter: (one piece of the puzzle)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter guided LeFou away from the bar, down a path that would keep them out of site. The moonlight gave them enough light to see where they were going, even when they passed trees that cast shadows onto the path.

"You are not ready for people to know that you are attracted to men?" Hunter questioned softly. He had been there before. So he wasn't judging LeFou.
lovesthewrongmonsters: (badthings)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 05:57 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou was embarrassed, though. He didn't know which he found most embarrassing: that he was attracted to men, that he was only just coming to understand that, or that he wasn't ready to admit it to anyone else yet. He'd only told this stranger because he'd taken his hands the way... well, the way LeFou had often wished Gaston would.
"...No," he admitted quietly. "I've only just worked it out myself."
losthunter: (seeking my soulmate)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 06:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"It can be a difficult journey of accepting your attraction as natural." Hunter spoke from experience. "And there will be people who will tell you otherwise... or who might judge you. Or scorn you for feeling the way you do."

"But you have to try to put those people out of your life."

"Even if one of them might be someone you are attracted to."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
If LeFou looked alarmed before, it was nothing to his current expression. How could this man know? And if he knew LeFou felt that way about Gaston, did everyone else?
"If I did that, I wouldn't have anyone."
losthunter: (time to reveal my face)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter stopped to turn and look at LeFou when he raised his concern of not having anyone. He placed his hands on top of LeFou's shoulders, and gently corrected him.

"I accept you."

"I wish I could change things for you. That I could make that idiot realize how stupid he is... being blind to you."

"But I can't. All I can do is be here for you. If you want me here."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (woo)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou stared at him for a moment. Then his lower lip began to tremble a little. And then he threw himself at Hunter, wrapping his arms around him in a grateful hug.
"Thank you." The words were muffled, given that LeFou's face was sort of smushed against Hunter's body. He realised, suddenly, that he didn't know the other man anywhere near well enough to take such liberties, but he didn't want to move away, so he settled for introducing himself. "Er... I'm LeFou, by the way."
losthunter: (hold me close tonight)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter wrapped his arms around LeFou, as the other man hugged him. He smiled softly at the muffled thanks. Then again for the introduction.

"I'm Hunter." He trailed his fingers up LeFou's back, aiming to keep him calm and comforted.

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